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2015/08/10

Fodder end results

Well, the barley just quite a good job of growing in 6 days. I might even need to back it off 1 day since the chickens seem to prefer less green and more seed. Here is a picture of the fodder after 6 days (12 hrs in water, then 5 more days).



I'll keep growing fodder since they like the seeds and will eat some of the greens and it's cheap to grow.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

steve, I feed my chickens sprouted seeds exclusively, about 95% wheat. I soak it in water over night, then drain. Then it sits for 2 - 2 1/2 days, being stireed once a day and sprouts just a bit, starting to have a bit of sprout tail showing. then I feed it to them. The want teh high protein, and the soaking gets rid of the enzyme inhibitors in grain and relseases some nutrients.

My flock of layers eats sprouted wheat, with a bit of flax and peas (sprouted with it), and it has been 5 years.

Steve O said...

thanks for the info! i'll have to look into adding more seeds to my fodder mix